Surface Duo Blog

Test Kit Annotations update

Hello Android developers! We are excited to announce an update for the foldable Test Kit library. Test Kit provides utility methods and classes that help you write instrumented tests for large screen and foldable devices. This update adds annotations which are useful for creating tests for one posture at a time. Now, instead of ...

Making a gamepad for my Flutter game

Did you know that building games in Flutter is just as easy as building apps? There is even a game engine built on top of it called Flame. Today we are first going to explore building a simple game with Flame and then enhance the game for dual-screen and foldable devices. This space themed game will use an on-screen gamepad controller as ...

droidcon San Francisco recap

Hello Android developers, Earlier this year the Surface Duo team attended our first in-person conference for the year at droidcon in San Francisco! It was great to meet Android developers from all over the world, demonstrate the features of Surface Duo, and chat about building apps for foldable and large screen devices. We’...

Video+Chat and Calculator samples for Jetpack Compose

Hello Jetpack Compose developers! Today we will be discussing the introduction of two new Jetpack Compose samples for Surface Duo. The first one is a video-streaming-chat-like app, and the second is a calculator app. We will also be going over some of the dos and don'ts when creating these types of apps, as well as dive into...

Flutter foldable support is now stable

Hello! Flutter 3 was announced last week, and we have good news to share with you. The foldable support that we contributed to Flutter is now released in the latest stable branch. Let us dive into what this means for you. We will first go over the new API that you can use and then review what else Flutter now does for you out of the box...

Google I/O 2022 recap

Hello Android developers, Another Google I/O has flown by, and we were excited to see sessions on foldable user experience design as well as developer-focused talks for updating existing apps to be more responsive and using Jetpack Compose. Here are our favorite sessions and announcements from the past few days: Flutter 3 announced...

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